Melissa Delport: Empowering Woman To Heal Their Relationships With Food

Updated: Nov 4, 2018


Home Base: Cape Town, South Africa

What is your passion?

My passion is my photography and food. I love what I do and I can't wait to keep doing it!

What led you to this point in your life?

Everything. There has been nothing that has been without reason. Of course, you only see this when you look back.

What did you study?

I studied to be a makeup artists and then I did one year of Photography. I always thought I would end up in the fashion industry.

What did you sacrifice to follow your dreams?

I sacrificed the comfort of a paycheck at the end of every month

I sacrificed the comfort of a paycheck at the end of every month

What do you love about what you do?

I love the fact that every day I learn something new and that I can be the master of my own destiny

What advice do you have for girls trying to follow their dreams?

My advice? You do not wake up and become the butterfly. Growth is a process.

What is the most important thing you have learnt?

The most important thing I have learnt is that not everyone will like you. You are not for everyone. The world is filled with people that no matter what you do will flat out not like you. Stick to the people who love you fiercely. those are your people.

The most important thing I have learnt is that not everyone will like you

What do you think being a #Girlboss means?

I think it means to work with integrity, be kind, shine your light and no matter what don't bitch about another woman. Raise them up with you!

Where do you go for inspiration?

I lose myself on Instagram and the internet for inspiration. There are so many amazing creatives out there

What excites you about your life?

I'm excited that I have connected with my body and health and that I can feel my light shine. It feels like the universe opens up when you start to listen to it.

What is the best thing about your day?

The best thing about my day is that I get to decide its course. I am so grateful for that.

What challenges have you had to overcome?

I've overcome being a broke photographer that felt like her career was never going to move forward. I learnt that when things aren't working, change them. In my case it went from shooting fashion to shooting food.

What is your support system?

My tribe and my family. I am surrounded by fierce women who lift me up and cheer me on even when I am not sure if I will make the finish line.

What’s next for you?

This coming year is going to be great. I am excited to move my brand toward mindful eating and health and wellness. My cookbook launches in April and I cannot wait to share it! I want to empower woman to heal their relationships with food and gain power within their lives.

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